• TOMORROW! Finding Funding For Your Business

    Sulzer Regional Library, Chicago Public Library

    Need funding to start or grow your business? Then this event is for you! Representatives from Accion, CIBC, truCrowd, Somercor and The Illinois Small Business Development Center will answer your questions about equity crowdfunding, micro loans, SBA programs and more. This event is FREE thanks to our sponsors at CIBC, The Greater Southwest Development Corporation and the Illinois SBDC Network. Part of the "Pop Up Business Incubator" series.

  • Top Five Mistakes Startups Make with Their Innovations (and how to avoid them)

    Sulzer Regional Library, Chicago Public Library

    Attorney Randy Micheletti from IncubateIP will discuss methods of protecting your intellectual property and common mistakes that might make your business vulnerable. Doors open for networking and registration at 11:30 am with the presentation starting promptly at noon. This event is FREE thanks to our sponsors at CIBC , the Greater Southwest Development Corporation and the Illinois Small Business Development Network.

  • Growing Your Business Through Google

    Sulzer Regional Library, Chicago Public Library

    Learn what it takes to rise to the top of the Google search results. Online marketing guru Rod Holmes, will explain how Google ranks sites in the top 10, and chooses the top pin in map search results for local businesses. He'll also talk about paid advertising on the Internet so you can decide if it makes sense for your business. The event free thanks to our friends at CIBC , the Greater Southwest Development Corporation and the Illinois Small Business Development Center Network.

  • Starting Your Business in Illinois Series: Focus on Grants

    36Squared Business Incubator

    Every year the City, State and Federal government spends MILLIONS of dollars to provide grants, incentives and free assistance to Chicago companies. Did you get yours yet? If not, come to this FREE informative event and learn about locally available grants and incentives including: -Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) -Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) -On the Job Training (OJT) -6B and 7B Property Tax Reductions -SBA and Non Profit Lending Programs -Small Business development Assistance -Exporting Assistance -Government Contracting This event is FREE thank to our friends at CIBC, Greater Southwest Development Corporation and the Illinois SBDC network. A light snack and refreshments will be available

  • Pitch-prov - Improving your Pitch

    WeWork 111 W Illinois St

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  • Top Five Mistakes Startups Make with Their Innovations (and how to avoid them)

    Attorney Randy Micheletti from IncubateIP will discuss methods of protecting your intellectual property and common mistakes that might make your business vulnerable. Doors open for networking and registration at 11:30 am with the presentation starting promptly at noon. A light lunch and beverages will be served. This event is FREE thanks to our sponsors at CIBC and the Greater Southwest Development Corporation.

  • Finding Funding (where to go when the bank says no)

    36Squared Business Incubator

    Need funding to start or grow your business? If so, this workshop is for you. Representatives from Accion, CIBC and the Illinois Small Business Development Centers will discuss micro loans, SBA funding, grants, incentives, crowdfunding and more. Doors open at 11:30 with the event starting promptly at noon. A light lunch and beverages will be served. Parking is available in our gated lot on the South side of the building. Enter from 37th St. This event is FREE thanks to our sponsors at the Greater Southwest Development Corporation, CIBC and the 36Squared Business Incubator.

  • Growing Your Business Through Google

    36 squared

    Register Here --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-your-business-through-google-tickets-55772838060 Does online marketing make sense for your business? Online marketing guru Rod Holmes, will explain what it takes to rise to the top of the Google search results, how Google ranks sites in the top 10, and chooses the top pin in map search results for local businesses. He'll also talk about paid advertising and getting the most from your online marketing budget. Doors open at 11:30 and the event will start promptly at noon. This event is FREE thanks to our good friends at CIBC, UPS and the Greater Southwest Development Corporation

  • Starting Your Business in Illinois

    36 squared

    Register Here --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starting-your-business-in-illinois-tickets-55044516631 Advisers from the Greater Southwest Development Corporation SBDC will be available to discuss resources for starting or growing your business in Illinois including: • Landing Government Contracts • Writing a Business Plan • Export Assistance • SBA Funding • Hiring/Training Reimbursements • Microlending • Crowdfunding • Property Tax Reductions • Building Improvement Grants Each attendee will receive a FREE * “Starting Your Business in Illinois” handbook. This event is FREE thanks to our sponsors at CIBC and the Greater Southwest Development Corporation.

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  • Focus on Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

    36 squared

    Register here --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/focus-on-entrepreneurs-with-disabilities-tickets-52248636077 Have a disability? Thinking about starting a business? Join Chef Laura Martinez, Roel Cano, Justin Cooper and the SBDC team from the Greater Southwest Development Corporation for a round table discussion of challenges, opportunities and services available for the entrepreneurs with disabilities. Specific time will be devoted to discussing the unique transportation challenges that the Chicago entrepreneur with disabilities faces. A light breakfast and beverages will be served. This event is FREE thanks to our sponsors at CIBC and the Greater Southwest Development Corporation. Note: Parking is available in our lot and there is a ramp for drop offs and pick up.